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THE SALVATION ARMY OMAHA KROC CENTER TO BE PRESENTED WITH $5,000 LET’S PLAY GRANT FROM DR PEPPER SNAPPLE AND NATIONAL NON-PROFIT GOOD SPORTS


WHAT:
    Major Todd Thielke, Senior Kroc Center Officer, will make remarks at a check presentation followed by a photo opportunity with Major Thielke; Brandon Palmer, Sports and Recreation Manager; and a representative from Dr Pepper Snapple.

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Ten Years Later, The Salvation Army Continues to Serve People of the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina


The Salvation Army continues to be a source of hope, stability and service to the residents of the Gulf Coast 10 years after Hurricane Katrina. With a presence in every ZIP code in America, The Salvation Army organized a nationwide response to support survivors during and immediately after the storm, and for years following. The 2005 hurricane season, the busiest and most costly in U.S. history, spurred The Salvation Army’s largest emergency disaster response ever in this country.

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The Salvation Army Kroc Center Presents the Third Annual BaconFest Omaha: Tickets Still Available


The Salvation Army Kroc Center will be sizzling on Sunday, August 9 for its third annual BaconFest Omaha. This afternoon of food, family and fun will be held from 1-5 p.m. on the Festival Plaza of the Kroc Center, 2825 Y Street.  The event will be held rain or shine.

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The Salvation Army/KETV 7 Can Help Kids Back to School Backpack Program: School Supply Distribution August 7 & 8



The Salvation Army and KETV 7 Can Help Kids will distribute new backpacks and school supplies this Friday and Saturday in Omaha.

August 7 – The Salvation Army North Corps Community Center, 2424 Pratt Street and the Omaha Kroc Center, 2825 Y St, 9 am – 12 pm; 1 pm – 4 pm. Aug. 8 – Omaha Public Library Millard branch, 9am – 12pm.  North Corps and Kroc Center, 9 am – 12 pm and 12:30 – 2 pm. The Council Bluffs Back to School distribution is August 21, 2 pm – 5 pm. Applicants must be Iowa residents and already pre-registered. For more information call 712-328-2088. For more information on the Omaha distribution call 402.898.5866.


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United Way of the Midlands Awards $528,901 to The Salvation Army: Grand to Fund 12 Social Service Programs
The Salvation Army is pleased to announce it was recently awarded a $528,901 grant from the United Way of the Midlands. Thanks to the generosity of the United Way donors, 12 Salvation Army social service programs will receive funding.

Through these programs, The Salvation Army helps people in need in the Omaha community.  Areas of focus include homelessness, mental and behavioral health, food and material assistance, poverty alleviation, youth development and housing.


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The Salvation Army/KETV 7 Can Help Kids Back to School Backpack Program: School Supplies Needed
The Salvation Army and KETV 7 Can Help Kids have teamed up to collect new school supplies through August 5. Every year, the Back to School Backpack Program provides thousands of children with backpacks and school supplies at locations across the metro. The 2015 premier sponsor is Methodist Health System. Back to School collection partners are Brakes Plus and Fun-Plex Waterpark and Rides.

The following new items are needed:  backpacks, crayons, markers, rulers, glue, erasers, spiral notebooks, two pocket folders, pencils, pens, hand sanitizer, tissue, reusable water bottles, and theme paper.


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The Salvation Army Kroc Center Presents the Third Annual BaconFest Omaha


The Salvation Army Kroc Center will be sizzling on Sunday, August 9 for its third annual BaconFest Omaha. This afternoon of food, family and fun will be held from 1-5 p.m. on the Festival Plaza of the Kroc Center, 2825 Y Street.

The highlight of this year’s BaconFest Omaha is the Farmland Bacon Cook-Off. More than 1,000 pounds of bacon will be donated by Farmland Foods for the competition, which will feature Omaha chefs creating their best bacon-inspired dishes. Attendees of the event will have the chance to taste the dishes and vote for their favorites. A panel of judges will help determine the winner of Best Savory Dish, Best Sweet Dish and Best in Show.

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The Salvation Army Continues to Provide Relief from Heat
The Salvation Army community cooling centers are open for people who need a break from the extreme heat. Cooling centers will be open Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31 at the following locations:

8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Kroc Center, 2825 Y Street
North Corps, 2424 Pratt Street
Lied Renaissance Center, 3612 Cuming Street
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Council Bluffs, 715 N 16th Street

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New Officers Appointed to Omaha North Corps Community Center
Majors Randall and Susan Summit have been newly appointed to serve as corps officers of the Omaha North Corps Community Center, 2424 Pratt Street. The Majors will oversee Salvation Army operations at the center, known in the north Omaha community as “The Sal.”

Major Randall was born in Kirksville, Missouri, and has lived in Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Indiana and Kansas. Major Susan was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, and has lived in Illinois, Iowa, South Dakota, Indiana and Kansas.

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The Omaha Salvation Army Receives a Shipment of 330 Fans to Help Those in Need


WHAT:     The end of summer is still over a month away and The Salvation Army’s work of distributing fans is far from over.

This week, they will be picking up a supply of 330 new box fans from Westlake ACE Hardware to distribute to those in need.

Westlake recently hosted a fan drive to benefit The Salvation Army. Omaha area customers generously donated enough funds to purchase 330 new box fans for the charity.

WHERE:     Fans will be loaded onto a Salvation Army vehicle at Westlake Hardware, 8425 W. Center Rd., Omaha.

WHEN:
    Tuesday, July 28, 2015 @ 12:30 p.m.

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The Salvation Army Continues to Offer Relief from Heat
The Salvation Army community cooling centers are open for people who need a break from the extreme heat. Beginning today, July 27, cooling centers will be open through Tuesday, July 28, or until the heat wave breaks, at the following locations:

         Monday and Tuesday, July 27 & 28
         8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
         Kroc Center, 2825 Y Street
         North Corps, 2424 Pratt Street
         Lied Renaissance Center, 3612 Cuming Street
         8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
         Council Bluffs, 715 N 16th Street

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The Salvation Army/KETV 7 Can Help Kids Back to School Backpack Program Underway
 

The Salvation Army and KETV 7 Can Help Kids are teaming up to collect new school supplies from July 1 through August 5.  Every year, the Back to School Backpack Program provides thousands of children with backpacks, school supplies and free school health checks at locations across the metro. 

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Free Football Camp with Former Nebraska Cornhusker Football Players and Johnny "The Jet" Rodgers at The Salvation Army Omaha Kroc Center


The Salvation Army Omaha Kroc Center along with PlaySmart, PlayMakers and Circle of Stars are hosting a Free Football Camp for kids ages 5+ on Saturday, July 25 from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Johnny Rodgers, 1972 Heisman Trophy Winner; Coach Greg Roeszler (Coach Roz), Founder & Executive Director of Playmakers; former Nebraska Cornhusker football players; and a former NFL Oakland Raiders quarterback will be mentoring children at the football camp at The Salvation Army’s Omaha Kroc Center.


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Mayor Stothert to Pardon "Sallie" the Pig on July 23 in Recognition of the Third Annual BaconFest Omaha


The president of the United States has pardoned a turkey on Thanksgiving Day since the days of Abraham Lincoln.  In Omaha, Mayor Jean Stothert will pardon a piglet on behalf of The Salvation Army Omaha Kroc Center’s BaconFest Omaha.


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Free Moose Tracks Ice Cream Set to Generate $10,000 for the Omaha Salvation Army
      



Denali Flavors, developers of the delicious Moose Tracks ice cream, Hiland Dairy, and The Salvation Army invite all Omaha residents to participate in the most philanthropic ice cream social of all time. This event takes place on July 22 and is completely free and open to the community.

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SALVATION ARMY AND KETV 7 CAN HELP KIDS BACK-TO-SCHOOL BACKPACK PROGRAM KICKS OFF WITH COLLEGIATE COALITION


For the sixth consecutive year, area universities are participating in the Back-To-School Collegiate Coalition to support The Salvation Army and KETV 7 Can Help Kids Back-To-School Backpack Program. A pep rally will be held on Friday, April 24 at 1:30 p.m. at the Omaha Kroc Center, 2825 Y Street. Backpacks full of school supplies will be given to local children.  KETV NewsWatch 7 anchor and reporter Melissa Fry will emcee the event.

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The Salvation Army Kroc Center's Camp Kroc Kids - Police Academy Week Wraps up with Graduation


Some Omaha Police Officers spent the mornings this week teaching Camp Kroc Kids about being good community helpers, when to call 911 and the kinds of jobs police officers do. They also covered topics on Internet and Phone Safety, Bullying, Making Good Choices, Drug Awareness, Gang Awareness, Gun Safety and Traffic Lights.


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NBA Player to Hold Basketball Camp at Salvation Army North Corps Center July 8

The Salvation Army North Corps Community Center will host National Basketball Association player PJ Tucker for a day-long basketball camp. PJ Tucker is a professional basketball player who played three seasons at the University of Texas, earning the titles of Second Team All-American and Big 12 Player of the Year. He has played for the Phoenix Suns since the summer of 2012.

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Westlake Hardware Fan Drive Helps Those In Need Beat The Heat



Westlake Ace Hardware teams up with The Salvation Army
in Omaha to raise money for fans.

This summer, Westlake Ace Hardware has once again teamed up with The Salvation Army in Omaha to help collect money for fans. All money raised will be used to purchase fans the local charity will distribute this summer to qualified individuals.

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Team WLSL™ Set to Break World Record on June 18, 2015

 
Largest Swim Lesson in 24 Hours Sends the Message
Swimming Lessons Save Lives™ to millions around the globe.

The Salvation Army Omaha Kroc Center Serving as an Official Host Location

On Thursday, June 18, 2015, tens of thousands of kids and adults at aquatic facilities around the world will unite for the sixth year in a row to set a new Guinness World Record.™ The global record attempt for The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson™ (WLSL), will take place at 10 a.m. CDT.

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Traditional Tent Revival

 
Weekend activities are open to the public.  Highlights include
food, refreshments, music and activities for children. 

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NATIONAL STUDY QUANTIFIES IMPACT OF SALVATION ARMY RAY AND JOAN KROC CORPS COMMUNITY CENTERS, UNDERSCORES LONG-TERM BENEFITS OF COMMUNITY INVESTMENT

 

Eleven years after Joan Kroc’s historic $1.5 billion bequest to The Salvation Army, 26
Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Centers ­– including Omaha – are now open, providing a variety of cultural, educational, fitness and social programs in neighborhoods that historically have lacked them. In a study commissioned by The Salvation Army, researchers at Partners for Sacred Places and McClanahan Associates, Inc. quantified the annual positive social and economic impact these centers are creating for and in their communities, totaling $258,178,776 (based on 2014 data).

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The Salvation Army's Emergency Response in Nepal: An Overview
PrayForNepalAS The Salvation Army's response in Nepal continues to grow, Damaris Frick – from The Salvation Army's International Emergency Services – has provided an overview of the many activities currently taking place, along with an insight into the way the international team is fully sharing with the people of Nepal, especially as they recover from a second major earthquake.

The relief operations underway can loosely be separated into urban and rural projects. Broadly speaking, the urban ministry – in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur – is centred around camps for displaced people, including camp management roles and the provision of food and water. In rural areas, The Salvation Army is supplying food and shelter to remote communities in Ramechhap and Sindhupalchok Districts and around Ghorka.

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THE SALVATION ARMY OMAHA KROC CENTER CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS SERVING THE OMAHA COMMUNITY



The Salvation Army Omaha Kroc Center is celebrating five years of making Omaha a better place.  In those five years, over one million people have entered the Kroc Center for programs, services, and community events. 

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The Salvation Army and the LGBT Community


Each year, thanks to generous donations, The Salvation Army serves nearly 30 million Americans - or one person every second - from a variety of backgrounds. People who come to us for assistance will be served according to their need and our capacity to help - regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or sexual orientation.


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